Why are so many diverse books banned? The 2016 celebration of Banned Books Week will examine this important question as part of its thematic focus on diversity, the event's national coalition announced today. Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will run from September 25−October 1, 2016, and will be observed in thousands of libraries, schools, bookstores and other community settings across the nation and the world.
Why are Young Adult books banned?
This case study is brought to you by our sponsor National Coalition Against Censorship.
An 'Absolutely True' Absurdity
For Banned Books Week, we are featuring case studies of banned and challenged Young Adult books. The first in this series is of the graphic novel, Persepolis. This case study first appeared on our sponsor, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's, website.
This year the theme of Banned Books Week is Young Adult* fiction. We have put together a list of frequenlty challenged YA title from the past year:
A fuller version of this post first appeared on The Association of American Publishers' website.
Banned Books Week 2015 is coming up September 27 – October 3. As a sponsor of the annual week celebrating the freedom to read, CBLDF is proud to offer free print resources for libraries, educators, and retailers who want to join the celebration!
Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an award-winning account of science, ethics and medical history. It tells the riveting story of how one woman's cancerous cells were taken without her permission, and became an essential medical research breakthrough linked to an array of projects, including the polio vaccine.
One parent in Tennessee has another word for it: Pornography.
The brainstorming has begun! Writers, librarians and teachers are starting the discussion about what to write, what books to display, and what to teach.
Go to #bannedbooksweek to join the sharing. Let us know what events are coming up.